Deputies ID Univ. of Oregon student found dead at Shasta Lake

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Authorities have identified the 21-year-old University of Oregon student found dead this weekend on the shore of Shasta Lake.

Dylan Pietrs was a business administration major and a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Shasta County deputies say Pietrs entered his tent Friday night after drinking during an annual "Shasta Lake Weekend" event that some students participate in.

Law enforcement got a call Saturday morning from someone who said Pietrs wasn't breathing.

According to authorities, there are no signs of foul play.

Below is a statement from the University of Oregon’s Division of Student Life:

Students, faculty and staff,

The Division of Student Life has received word that a Dylan Pietrs, a 21-year-old business administration major and member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, died in an incident at Lake Shasta this weekend. The incident will be fully reviewed by authorities in Shasta County and at this time the full facts and details remain unknown.

The death is tragic, and the university offers its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Dylan and the communities he was a part of at the University of Oregon.

It is our understanding that UO students are returning from Lake Shasta early in light of this terrible event. We encourage our students to seek out counseling support from the University Counseling and Testing Center if they are affected by this tragic event. The dean of students’ office also has drop-in hours from 1-5 p.m. each business day in Oregon Hall.

Please join us in offering our sincere condolences to all affected by this incident.


The Division of Student Life

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